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Civil Law 3.1 Intro To Civil Law. Torts: A Civil Wrong. In civil law, when a person commits a wrong, we call it a tort . Plaintiff : the harmed individual in a civil law suit Defendant : the wrongdoer in a civil law suit Damages : money paid by the defendant to compensate for injuries.

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Civil law 3 1 intro to civil law

Civil Law3.1 Intro To Civil Law


Torts a civil wrong
Torts: A Civil Wrong

  • In civil law, when a person commits a wrong, we call it a tort.

  • Plaintiff: the harmed individual in a civil law suit

  • Defendant: the wrongdoer in a civil law suit

  • Damages: money paid by the defendant to compensate for injuries



Liability
Liability

  • Liability: legal responsibility

    • This is not the same as moral responsibility--

  • Tort law deals with two basic questions:

    • Who should be responsible for harm caused?

    • How much should the responsible person pay?


Tort law
Tort Law

  • Tort law occurs when one person causes injury to another person, their property, or their reputation.

    • The injured party (plaintiff) takes the wrongdoer (defendant) to court. Tort law provides the plaintiff with a remedy (something to make up for what was lost).

  • Tort law establishes standards of care that society expects from people. You must act with reasonable care toward people and their property.


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